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Thread: Chat
02/09/2020 15:59:22

Hi, I saw a "cheat" way of doing tiny squares, somewhere, you ironed the squares on thin iro on interfacing, first, then folded and stitched along the joins, all in one go.. Ideal for tiny patches. Haven't tried it, but seems like a good idea.

Itching to get sewing again, forced back into hospital as blood test showed kidneys a bit sluggish, must drink more aparrently. Waiting for official release now thank goodness.


13/07/2020 16:21:43

Hello, lovely work Rosemary.

I'm in hospital (again!), planned this time, had the offending piece of gut removed. No stitches to be seen!

Recovering well. Feel sooo much better.

Thought I might have time to do some hand stitching, but no enthusiasm. Guess it will take time. Plenty of projects to complete when I get home. I'll maybe start with some atc. Or postcards.if I can think of some topics. 🤔🙂

Hope everyone is well and feeling positive. x


08/04/2020 19:51:45

So glad to hear that you are getting sorted. Cheeky woodworm guy😂. Hope you don't need new carpet as well. Make sure you get a guaranteed certificate, you don't want to go through this all over in a few years time, but you probably know that sorry.


07/04/2020 20:15:28

I used to work in house insurance many moons ago, woodworm unfortunately comes under house maintenance, which is not covered, as you are expected to keep the property in good repair. Not much help if the darned creatures sneak up on you I'm afraid. Especially under carpets etc.

I hope you find a solution, do you have any local fb groups that might be able to rally round. You've probably done that already though.


31/03/2020 21:57:27

Jamome gets my vote, although I don't think I use it as much as many of you, I've had one for many years, and am currently using my mums old new home, which was forerunner of janome with no problems, hope that doesn't jinx it, also had a elna little fold up machine e needs a service but I have eleventy billion different feet for it.

Not doing much sewing as I've isolated myself in the bedroom as far as I can, not that hubby has changed his ways much. Oh well.


15/03/2020 15:17:04

Hi in hospital with crohns blockage oh dear. Daughter has has all her travelling work on Europe cancelled for the next month, and has flown out to Spain to collect her van and bring . G it home don't know how that will work ferry of some sort maybe she is very resourceful so will see. Hope all is well with everyone. (ps) ease don't sendmr any hearts at this time I cannot use them not that I'm not grateful) love from Maria

Thread: A sewing machine for a total beginner?
19/09/2019 18:57:58

I have an old new home machine, was my mum's, must be over 15years.have no problems, taken over by janome. Newer models don't seem much different, but it was a quite expensive one. (not worth replacing) hope I haven't jinxed it. 😀Maria.

Thread: Show and Tell 2019
19/09/2019 18:52:48

Great, someone will love it.

Got my machine out the other day, mojo is there somewhere.

Health improving, next appointment 6 months, unless I call them G 🙏


Thread: Chat
09/09/2019 13:26:18

Hope Winnie and hub have enjoyed they break with Rosemary, sounds like they have needed it. Hope suitable fabric is found

😉 Maria x

09/09/2019 13:24:16

I've just realised I can spend my avios/British Airways points on a hotel in Birmingham, guess where & what my incentive to be in remission is... And I'll have some over for another trip or to donate to daughter who is desperate to get to gold level by the end of the year! Not that she's really wanted to spend half her life flying between venues.

😊 Maria.

31/08/2019 12:01:49

Oh what an unexpected package arrived in the post today, hug hearts, Thankyou all so much. I will have to try and get some mojo going, and get dh to reinstate my machine on the kitchen table. Thankyou for your love,

Maria. xx

Thread: Show and Tell 2019
26/08/2019 10:19:01

Lovely quilts ladies, just managed a few hexies in the hospital, am at home now, thank goodness, like skin nd bone with threat of returning if home cooking doesn't increase my weight. I have no real appetite though eek!

Love Maria

Thread: Chat
17/07/2019 23:30:07

I'm thinking of getting a sizzix or similar to cut out my patches, has anyone got any recommendations or advice


Thanks Maria

Thread: Show and Tell 2019
18/03/2019 15:59:11

Lovely work ladies. I'm a bit apethetic at the moment, with my crohn's giving me a lot of pain, and poor sleep. Ihave an ecg and ct scan this week for the heart, so that is making progress, but I'm not getting the excercise, too painful to move at times. Still I'm thinking of lots of ideas, and berating myself for the excessive amounts of fabrics, and where to donate them, school, craft clubs etc.

I have recently crocheted a hat, and a thick rectangle in extra chunky wool, not sure what it will become, and started a jumper r with odd pin needles but I seem to be starting a lot and not finishing at the moment, no concentration.

Ho hum onwards and upwards


Thread: Rainbow quilt
18/03/2019 15:40:22

That's lovely Eileen

Thread: Chat
12/02/2019 18:33:43
I suspect the show may be repeated on Saturday or Sunday afternoon, so if you can wait, and you don't have I player, that might be an option.
Thread: hug hearts
10/02/2019 18:08:53
I got home from hospital to find some lovely hug hearts, thank you so much for your thoughts, I need to build up my strength again after 2 weeks pretty much flat on my back. Its quite scary going from 6 hourly moniteting to nothing at home, god bless heart foundation booklets, they are very informative. I will use the hearts to make a pillow cover, when I can persuade dh to bring my machine back down from the spare room after he had a tidying and cleaning session while I was away!
Love from Maria.
Thread: Chat
01/02/2019 15:33:09
Spent the last few days in hospital with heart problems, and crohns kicked off. Undergoing lots of tests. Hope they find out soon what the problem is.. Still I'm in the warm, with no idea what the weather is doing. Love to all.
Thread: Show and Tell 2018
15/01/2019 22:29:16
Don't panic Eileen, that looks like it maybe a nice tattoo. My daughter has one on each inside wrist, a compass, and a mountain range, quite delicate thank goodness, to go with her travel/adventurous personality.
10/01/2019 14:40:56


sorry about the crick in the neck, theres some christmas bags, in an attempt to go "green" and chest of drawers, i decorated. interior design was a thing in my hobbies/ qualifications before I hit the sewing machine from my youthe. I amm Vowing not to buy any more fabric, as I really wont use what i have, am wondering where I can donate locally, noit sure the charity shops will appreciate it.

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